Powder Residue Question

Powder Residue Question

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    Powder Residue Question

    I have noticed that no matter how careful I am, some powder residue is on the bench after I finish reloading.

    I have been sweeping it up into a dustpan I bought for that purpose, putting the residue into a soaked paper towel, and throwing it away. Is this the right thing to do? Does wetting the powder render it safe?
    -Tony

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    Wetting does render it safe, you could also just toss it onto the yard, great high nitrogen fertilizer.

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    Do you have any houseplants? They sure would like to get a dose of that unused powder! For real. Best fertilizer, wet or dry.

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